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    • Happy Holidays from BimmerBoost - BMW N54 Vargas Turbocharger upgrade giveaway/raffle/contest

      Happy Holidays from BimmerBoost.com and all the GermanBoost Network sites. BimmerBoost would like to thank its users for their support and the strong community built here that continues to rapidly expand. It is no secret this is now the main site for technical BMW information as well as high performance modification thanks to the most knowledgeable and experienced userbase in the BMW forum sphere. Quite simply, BimmerBoost has evolved into the top performance/modification community in the BMW world and the rest of the GermanBoost network is following suit.

      This would not be possible without the core userbase. I would like to thank each and every one of you by giving back to the community that has given me so much. To be clear, BimmerBoost does not have to do this. BimmerBoost is not as profitable as the larger sites (although gaining, at a surprising rate). Yet, the administration here has absolutely no problem giving back to the community. This should speak volumes in of itself and make users question just how much other sites actually care about their users and their community or if their users are nothing more than a commodity. BimmerBoost is showing its gratitude in agreeably a very generous fashion.


      Details:

      This giveaway is for a Stage I Hybrid Vargas Turbo upgrade (approximately $1699 value):

      Stage 1 Hybrid upgrade: We start with a freshly rebuilt stock unit using all OEM spec internals, carefully machine the OEM compressor and bearing housings, to accept a TD04 14T compressor wheel. For the turbine side we clip the stock wheel to 7 degrees, we also remove the stock waste gate arm and flapper valve prone to rattling and boost loss issues and upgrade it with a 100% stainless steel piece to eliminate all of these known problems. These units also come with brand new factory OEM waste gate actuators. We chose the 14T wheel for the stage 1's because it is a much better match to the stock turbine than the 15T compressor wheel even though it means we have to set up differently to machine the different stages. Stage 1 is the perfect cost effective alternatives to stock OEM replacement turbochargers

      The value of these turbos can also be subtracted from a set of Vargas Stage 2 or Vargas Stage 3 turbos as credit towards those more expensive upgrades. This promotion will run from 12/13/2012 until 1/15/13 at 12:00 AM PST.

      To enter, simply submit your username in this thread. You must have a minimum of 5 reputation points to enter. From your time of entry until the time the contest ends, every whole reputation point earned from the entry rep point amount will count as 1 entry. The more reputation you earn, the more entries you get.

      Example: You enter with 10.5 rep points, contest ends and you have 20.5 rep points at 12:00 AM PST. This would equate to 10 entries. The more entries, the better your odds of winning. If in this example the rep point count was 20.4 it would only count as 9 entries as it is every whole rep point, no exceptions.

      The winner will be drawn at random at a time and date of the administrator's choosing after 1/15/13. Anyone caught cheating will be permanently IP banned, disqualified, and publicly humiliated. Any member can be disqualified from the contest at any time for any reason of the administrator's choosing. Reputation points gained for referrals will be disabled during the time of the contest.

      Good luck everyone! And Happy Holidays, from the GermanBoost Network.

      This article was originally published in forum thread: Happy Holidays from BimmerBoost - BMW N54 Vargas Turbocharger upgrade giveaway/raffle/contest started by Sticky View original post
      Comments 751 Comments
      1. DavidV's Avatar
        DavidV -
        O dear.
        Imagine how he must feel when he does check in and he finds out he won the turbo's and lost them again.
        I do feel for him.
        But, careless non the less. Foot in mouth moment for sure.
        The king is dead, long love the king.

        Congrats to E90SoFlo!
        Say you PM'd Sticky already! Click here to enlarge
      1. ajm8127's Avatar
        ajm8127 -
        Holy $#@!.

        @Sticky didn't send him a PM informing him he won? The notifications system is great but it's not a like a PM that pops up a dialog box when you log on. It's very easy to overlook the fact that you have new notifications. I would be pissed.
      1. JStang's Avatar
        JStang -
        I have that sick to the stomach feeling for him.
      1. ajm8127's Avatar
        ajm8127 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by JStang Click here to enlarge
        I have that sick to the stomach feeling for him.
        Yeah, like when you just realize the DEA is swarming your multimillion dollar grow operation and you are inside harvesting your crop.
      1. JStang's Avatar
        JStang -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by ajm8127 Click here to enlarge
        Yeah, like when you just realize the DEA is swarming your multimillion dollar grow operation and you are inside harvesting your crop.
        I wouldn't know that feeling but I could see where you are going with this Click here to enlarge
      1. DavidV's Avatar
        DavidV -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by ajm8127 Click here to enlarge
        Holy $#@!.

        @Sticky didn't send him a PM informing him he won? The notifications system is great but it's not a like a PM that pops up a dialog box when you log on. It's very easy to overlook the fact that you have new notifications.
        The rules were clear. Read post1 on page 1:
        The winner will be drawn at random at a time and date of the administrator's choosing after 1/15/13.
        Nowhere in the rules was stated that a PM would be sent.
        The idea of course was to create traffic. It was not, and was not intended to be, a fire and forget kind of contest.
        Also, he had a bunch of notifications.
        Hard to miss...
        All he had to do was visit the site and log in, and he would have known.
        But he didn't do that.
      1. mithiral67's Avatar
        mithiral67 -
        If you can't take the time to check to see if you won free $#@!, not sure if you deserve it. What's next, our responsiblity to book a mechanic to install them or arrange alternative trans for him?
      1. bobS's Avatar
        bobS -
        People can feel bad for him, but it is what it is. I'd rather someone win that is active in the community. If you don't check the thread or forum and miss the claim timeline, it's your own fault. I'm glad that rule was in place, kinda like how you have to claim a lottery ticket, they don't chase after you if you win...
      1. Ammonia's Avatar
        Ammonia -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by bobS Click here to enlarge
        People can feel bad for him, but it is what it is. I'd rather someone win that is active in the community. If you don't check the thread or forum and miss the claim timeline, it's your own fault. I'm glad that rule was in place, kinda like how you have to claim a lottery ticket, they don't chase after you if you win...
        That last analogy is perfect here.
      1. Black Sheep's Avatar
        Black Sheep -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by bobS Click here to enlarge
        People can feel bad for him, but it is what it is. I'd rather someone win that is active in the community. If you don't check the thread or forum and miss the claim timeline, it's your own fault. I'm glad that rule was in place, kinda like how you have to claim a lottery ticket, they don't chase after you if you win...
        Click here to enlarge
      1. nafoo's Avatar
        nafoo -
        Maybe he didn't want them?
      1. ajm8127's Avatar
        ajm8127 -
        The rules are what they are, but to say he isn't active is not true. He may not have 1420.9 rep points, but he did manage 8 posts yesterday, and 13 in the last week. Last activity was 9:41 AM today. Ironically the last post was in the Vargas Stage 2 and 3 pricing thread.

        I have to say though, I managed to check back to this thread and find out who the winner was the day of the drawing, and a week is long enough to figure it out as long as you do check the thread. I still empathize, however. He missed a hell of an opportunity.
      1. Tony@VargasTurboTech's Avatar
        Tony@VargasTurboTech -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by ajm8127 Click here to enlarge
        The rules are what they are, but to say he isn't active is not true. He may not have 1420.9 rep points, but he did manage 8 posts yesterday, and 13 in the last week. Last activity was 9:41 AM today. Ironically the last post was in the Vargas Stage 2 and 3 pricing thread.

        I have to say though, I managed to check back to this thread and find out who the winner was the day of the drawing, and a week is long enough to figure it out as long as you do check the thread. I still empathize, however. He missed a hell of an opportunity.
        Can someone clue him in already, I really want to see what his reaction is, cause man what a bummer.
      1. DavidV's Avatar
        DavidV -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by ajm8127 Click here to enlarge
        but he did manage 8 posts yesterday, and 13 in the last week. Last activity was 9:41 AM today. Ironically the last post was in the Vargas Stage 2 and 3 pricing thread.
        I don't know what to say to that.
        He received 3 mentions from me allone when I posted the result tables. All participants got those (sorry if I scared anyone Click here to enlarge). That should have been a wake up call to at least check the thread, right?
      1. DavidV's Avatar
        DavidV -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by VargasTurboTech Click here to enlarge
        Can someone clue him in already, I really want to see what his reaction is, cause man what a bummer.
        Forget mentions, he apparenty does not respond to those...
        Someone PM him.
      1. Tony@VargasTurboTech's Avatar
        Tony@VargasTurboTech -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by DavidV Click here to enlarge
        Forget mentions, he apparenty does not respond to those...
        Someone PM him.
        I think I may have gotten his attention. We shall see
      1. Black Sheep's Avatar
        Black Sheep -
        Wont matter, you snooze you lose...

        Like everyone else said, I rather them be in a active forum members hands anyway.
      1. Legionofboom's Avatar
        Legionofboom -
        I feel bad for him, but Im still really happy that I continued to check this thread.

        Hopefully I can get this all set up and go S3, obviously that is a long process considering I am still a AT. But hopefully it all works out.
      1. JoshBoody's Avatar
        JoshBoody -
        what a winner and then looser... crap. I wouldn't have known unless I got a PM. I unsubstribed to this thread long ago due to the disinterest in random chat and people putting in their name. I never check my notifications, cause if you don't do it regularly they just pile up... I just view the actual threads I have an interest in or get updated by email. With a PM, I can read it in email. The @function does not send an email to my knowledge.
      1. ajm8127's Avatar
        ajm8127 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by DavidV Click here to enlarge
        Forget mentions, he apparenty does not respond to those...
        Someone PM him.
        Probably because to respond to them he would have to look at the precise obscure portion of the page to notice them.